The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 15, 1990, Page 9, Image 9

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    Arts & Entertainment
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The Precinct starting
to detain bar-goers
■y Troy Falk
|^atl Reporter
I Some of you may have noticed the
new bar next to P.O. Pears; some of
*||>u may have not.
1 Either way, you’re busted.
'£ The Precinct, 226 S. 9th St., isn’t a
c©p shop, but the name is quite appro
priate; the Lincoln Police Department
is located right behind it.
I The bar, which is about two months
old, is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Plans are
in the works for extending the days to
include Sunday.
Lincolnites are just beginning to
discover the bar, according to Laura
Lay, a bartender.
. “We’re busy on the weekends, but
the weekdays fluctuate from busy to
only a few customers,” she said.
The bar’s staff has been working
steadily to improve the newly-opened
business., according to Becky Smith,
co-owner. The other owners are
Jody Luth and her brother Jerry Luth.
4 ‘Once the kitchen is up and going
the hours will be extended to include
a happy hour,” Smith said.
. The Precinct attracts the “younger,
professional crowd,” with a few col
lege students mixed in among the
customers, Smith said. The dress code
-4 4
Lincoln needed a
dance bar like this.
requires a collar or dress shirt at the
doorman’s discretion.
The atmosphere of the bar is modem
art deco. The colors range from black
bar and table tops to blue-grey walls.
Dark blue carpeting covers the entire
See PRECINCT on 10
Melissa McReynolds/Daily Nebraskan
Dancers enjoy the Precinct.
New planetarium special bounds toward stars
By Troy Falk
Staff Reporter
The stars are out in Lincoln.
A new multi-media planetarium
special, “Starbound,” is showing at
tnc Ralph Mueller Planetarium, lo
cated inside the Nebraska Stale Mu
Once a person finds the planetar
ium in the labyrinth of a museum
wider construction, “Starbound”
proves to be worth the inconvenience.
The program starts out with a live
picture from a space shuttle. The lights
dim and a narrator booms out, “A
long time ago in a galaxy not so far
from here a man looks up and ques
tions. Now, here is the confusing part
the more he learns, the less he knows;
the more he finds, the more questions
he asks.”
The program then continues into a
history of space exploration. “Star
bound” chronicles the major events
in actual space and in observatories.
This is done with a flare and style that
makes it entertaining, rather than
feeling like a classroom lesson.
One particularly entertaining piece
is the collage of pictures surrounding
the first landing and walk on the moon.
The next scene shows the location
and a brief history behind the more
well-known constellations. The my
thology behind these constellations
proves to be interesting.
The calendar constellations are then
explained and their locations are
pointed out on the imitation night
sky, which is quite impressive.
These constellations are shown to
be in groupings of three, correspond
ing to their season.
“Starbound” also delves into the
world of unmanned space probes —
their history, as well as the early myths
and ideas about our neighbor planets.
The narrator then moves into the use
of these probes in the future and how
new ones arc being built to better
stand the rigors of space.
One type of satellite was designed
to observe different types of high
energy sources-. X-rays, ultraviolet
rays and gamma rays. A new satellite
is being designed to detect low en
ergy outputs.
“Starbound” was written and di
rected by Jack Horkhcimcr, director
of Miami’s Space Transit Planetar
ium. Horkhcimer also is the host of
the series “Star Hustler” on the Public
Broadcasting Service.
Overall, the program is quite inter
esting, though it would have been
more enchanting to focus on the stars
and constellations than on the slide
show. The mythologies and stories
behind the constellations could have
been expanded to give more informa
“Starbound” will be shown every
weekend through February 4. Show
lime is 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is S2.50 for adults and
$1.50 for students and children.
Future shows will include “Mys
tery of the UFO’s,” Feb. 10 - March
18and “Firstlighl,” March 24 - April
14. The planetarium’s scries of laser
light shows will return Feb. 3 with a
new schedule of shows to be an
hood riddance to the oils, but. . .
Music could become nauseating in the 1990s
The ’80s are over. Kaput. Gone,
With them went the Berlin Wall,
teak dancing and Billy Beer.
% Good riddiance!
I Some say the ’80s produced some
4 the most innovative music since
Bob Dylan plugged a guitar
wall, and everyone knows
t the top albums of the decade
e - at least they should.
Every music critic in the world has
Ikhed a4 ‘hest’’ or “most inuuen
|>r “influentially most bestest”
list showing everyone what
lould have worshipped as THE
of the ’80s. If you haven’t
the albums, you may as well die
d every list is the same,
u know, a couple of biggies, say
lel Jackson’s “Thriller” and
$stccn’s “Bom in the USA.’’
i couple of groundbreaking, yet
mably alternative releases like
milhs’ debut or U2’s “War.”
t wait... not one writer has
red you for the the coming dcc
Not one lousy journalist has
cd the ethereal soundscapcs that
lesmerize your soul,
til now. Only in Nebraska could
nd such cultural sophistication,
re are the predictions, the al
to watch for in the ’90s. I won’t
say I told you so.
10, 9,8,7,6, 5,4, 3,2...
1. Madonna,‘‘Find a Virgin.”
Mole Records)
Our lucky starwill make thentovef
into the porn industry under thegtfkj-t
ance of manager Traci Lords, udK>sc|
first album will be produced by
the soundtrack to “Find t* ’
the block bus ter XXX flick featuring,
yes, Madonna and Traci Lords. Ex-1
pec t a lot of synthesizers and a special (
scene with Dom Dcluisc.
2* U2812, “Sell Me Out, Sir.”
(Fat Wallet Records)
ui yeiiuivurc*
events, Van Halcn will announce one
more lineup change, tip time adding
U2’s Bono as vocalist. Goodbye,
Sammy. Poor Hagar laid The Edge
will try desperately to make it as a
sort or Simon and Garftmkel, but to
no avail. However, Bono and Eddie
Van Halcn will have a great time
abandoning their original love of imarfc
so they can sell more records. Wall
i:ll you see the cover shot of Bono
onstage atop Eddie's shoulders.
3. Guns *bT Roses, “Ucs” (Longf
Needle Records) ppj^tjiiebaiul*,
piny will reissue OwEP^Lies” In
hopes of gaining a following once
again. Axl Rost' will prepare for the
band’s next album by having his vocal
chords operated on for the sixth rime,
this time implanting those of gejiefc|
ous rocker Neil Young. Expecta huge
front page Enquirer story when Slash
admits he wears Gene Simmons’ old
4. Tone Loc, “Stairway to Heaven”
(Def Haro Recofd&K^
Our favorite rapper again will do a
if they can crash through a wall in his
\ 5. Metallica, “Bach’s Fifth Con
certo in E Minor.’’ (Reptile Metal
Dfeftth Records)
Metallic^ will release a seven-LP
set dedicated entirely to Johann Se
bastian 0ech. Of course, while this
takes them another step in proving
they are “legitimate’ ’ musicians, the
usual razor .chunk’distort ion will be
there. James Hetfteld will deliver
another round of socially aware lyrics
in the hit single “None,” this time
about a dead-but-sort-of-alive man
who has arms and tegs, but no head or
genitalia. 'W
6. Ktlla Manilla Vanilla, “List
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cover-up years ago.
Samantha will stun photographers
by suddenly attempting to prove it,
reminiscent of her Page Three days.
8. Death Donny, “Raining Blood.”
(Osmond Assault Records)
Donny Osmond will release a new
record on his own private label after
learning nobody really likes him. After
getting a hair extension, he will hit
the road with Death Donny, his new
speed metal band, in support of Slayer’s
tour. “Raining Blood” will go plati
num after audiences learn the stage
blood in his act is actually Marie’s.
9. Sting/Petcr Gabriel/Michacl
Stipe/David Byrne, “OK, We Don’t
Really Care." (CCCP 1 Records)
The big voices of music will re
lease a joint venture from a prison
recording studio in Siberia. After
ingesting song alter song aoout worm
peace and environmental awareness,
the American public will finally real
ize these guys are filthy rich hypo
crites. Consequently, the musicians
will be deported. Bono will luck out
and not have to go because of U2812’s
Jhuge popularity.
I' 10. Molorhead, “Motorhcad.”
(Motorhcad Records)
By 1999, Motorhcad, the all-time
greatest metal band, will run com
pletely out of songs to play. Vocalist
and bass player Lemmy Kilmister,
now becoming senile, will decide to
rerecord every album the band ever
made - except even louder.
The world will explode.
Deeds is it senior news-editorial major
and the Dally Nebraskan arts and entertain
ment editor.